Who We Are

Mission Bit is dedicated to inspiring and empowering the next generation of tech innovators. We build professional pathways for high school youth across the SF Bay Area by making computer science education more accessible to those traditionally underrepresented in tech.

We give students the opportunity to learn directly from successful engineers and entrepreneurs who enjoy sharing knowledge. We're focused on project based learning and aim to teach both core computer science concepts as well as the practical skills and technologies that are required to build web sites and applications today.


Christina Ortega

Chief Executive Officer

Cora Monokandilos

Director of Curriculum

Cynthia Chin

Program Manager

Genevieve Mossey

Program Coordinator

David Topete



Shinjini Nunna

Lead Instructor

Christopher Louie

Lead Instructor

Georgina Cruz

Lead Instructor

Gustavo Salas

Lead Instructor

Stephen Yu

Lead Instructor

Hunter Rocha

Lead Instructor

Imani Dawson

Instructor's Assistant

Martin Linenweber

Instructor's Assistant

Anthony Hizon

Instructor's Assistant

Minh Phuc Tran

Instructor's Assistant

Robert Macaibay

Instructor's Assistant

Nico Magaña

Instructor's Assistant

Student Advisory Board

Alexander Peng

Alyssa Wu

Bryan De Leon

Derick Du

Ernest Sarajyan

Johnny Lin

Joshua Pan

Oscar Tiong

Tara Tiong

Board of Directors

Brian Clark

Engineering Manager at Cruise Automation

Clive Downie

CMO, Unity Technologies

Bob Ippolito

Entrepreneur, Maker of Things

Mark Jacobson

Founder & CEO at Terrain Advisors

Abhay Kumar

Product Engineering at Marqeta

Jill McNay

Marketing Professional

Sam Purtill

Co-Founder & CTO at Jyve

Jeff Schnitz

SVB Wealth Advisory, Inc.

Farid Vij

Head of Corporate Development at Ciitizen

Michael Walker

Principal Consultant, BrandGeneering, Inc

Saskia Leggett

Learning Experience Designer